Pop Culture Scientists, Ranked By Their Madness

The folks over at Dorkly ranked 26 scientists from various video games, comic books and shows based on their presumed intelligence and madness. » 3/26/15 9:20am 3/26/15 9:20am

The Sinking of the Titanic, Rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Titanic: Honor & Glory is project dedicated to recreating the RMS Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage using Unreal Engine 4, and they made a video showing the famous grand staircase of the ship disappearing. » 3/13/15 9:00am 3/13/15 9:00am

Unreal Engine 4 Is Awfully Good At Rendering Kites, Emotions

Unreal Engine 4 is now free for anyone to tinker with, so at the Game Developers Conference today, Epic Games debuted an impressive real-time demo to show it off. Hold onto your kites... » 3/04/15 1:41pm 3/04/15 1:41pm

Get Ready for Oculus Rift to Deliver a "Christian Experience"

While some companies try to cash in with virtual reality porn, others are thinking about saving your soul. Most churches haven't set up outposts in virtual worlds, but some future-focused Christian leaders are already imagining how tech like the Oculus Rift could change what it means to be part of a congregation. » 2/16/15 12:31pm 2/16/15 12:31pm

Guy Saves His Drone From Drowning At The Last Second

Nice catch! Zweier Spanjer's first day testing out his DJI Phantom II drone took an unexpected turn when its batteries started to deplete and the $700 gadget started plummeting towards the nearest pond. » 1/09/15 9:30am 1/09/15 9:30am

Tiny Home-Made Computer Runs Doom Too

It's good to know that whenever the apocalypse comes, Doom will still be there with us even in the middle of a nuclear winter. You just need some random techno-junk and the necessary skills—like the ones modder Lutz Latta already has—to assemble a computer capable of running the game. » 1/08/15 9:20am 1/08/15 9:20am

Virtual Reality Exercise Bike Is Almost Like Going Outside

With 3D movement and Oculus Rift support, Norwegian Activetainment's fitness bike, the "Ebove B\01" (via Prostetic Knowledge), can help put some fun into the rigorous monotony of training. Install some mechanical fans and it's almost like going for a real ride. » 1/08/15 9:00am 1/08/15 9:00am

Nintendo is Working on New Console Ideas, Says Miyamoto

In an interview with Associated Press (via Gamespot), Nintendo executive and creative visionary Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned that divisions within Nintendo are hard at work on new console ideas - but that the Wii U is still very much the focus. » 12/19/14 9:00am 12/19/14 9:00am

Tiny RC Cars And Drones Battle For Precious Batteries

A two-wheeler trying to save its car friends, a teddy bear awaiting lifesaving batteries... There's a lot of drama in Corridor Digital's latest short where remote controlled cars are trying to escape a group of aggressive mini drones. » 12/02/14 9:00am 12/02/14 9:00am

Microsoft Technology Will Finally Let You Give Video Games the Finger

Now, here's some Kinect functionality that I wouldn't mind in a video game. I could've used this when I reviewed that awful Steel Battalion game a while back. » 10/07/14 9:40am 10/07/14 9:40am

Nvidia Makes Gaming Notebooks Much More Powerful... Again

Nvidia's 800m line of laptop graphics chips? They're so two months ago. Today the company that's been one-upping itself for years does it again with the Maxwell-based Geforce GTX 980m, promising 75 percent of the performance of its desktop counterpart. » 10/07/14 9:20am 10/07/14 9:20am

Watch Minecraft Worlds Generate Before Your Very Eyes

The Customized world type was one of the new features introduced by the big 1.8 Minecraft update earlier this month. It has a lot of settings you can tinker with to generate exactly the kind of map you want, provided you know what they all do. If you don't, then this video might help. » 9/30/14 5:30am 9/30/14 5:30am

Police To Fight Gambling By Putting 'Black Boxes' in Arcade Machines

Gambling is illegal in China, super illegal, which is one of the many reasons Macao is now the gambling capital of the world. In China, gambling is often associated with video game arcades. To circumvent gambling in arcades, Shanghai authorities are now putting "black boxes" inside arcade machines. » 9/22/14 6:30am 9/22/14 6:30am

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter—a first-person psychological horror game that looks very ambitious—comes out on September 25 for PC. You can pre-order it and learn more at the official site. There's a PS4 version due out next year. » 8/21/14 12:42pm 8/21/14 12:42pm

TV And Film Still Don't Know How To Depict Texting (Or The Internet)

BBC's Sherlock does a pretty top-notch job of portraying text messages, but as Tony Zhou points out in the latest installment of Every Frame a Painting, cinematic representations of the digital world – including texting and the Internet – remain, for the most part, inefficient, ineffective, and uninspired. » 8/16/14 2:03pm 8/16/14 2:03pm

If Anything Will Sell Me On The Oculus Rift, It's Virtual Totoro

Fresh from recreating the boiler room scene from Spirited Away for the Oculus Rift, game designer Nick Pittom tackles an even more magical scene from director Hayao Miyazaki's classic work — the bus stop sequence from My Neighbor Totoro. This is what I'd buy an Oculus Rift for. » 5/31/14 6:35pm 5/31/14 6:35pm

Kids Reacting To Old Computers Hurts My Heart So Much

Kids today, with their graphical user interfaces and high DPI mice. Why, when I was their age I was getting kicked out of Radio Shack for making the computers spew out endless streams of curse words. 10 Print "Sadness"; 20 Goto 10. » 5/25/14 5:01pm 5/25/14 5:01pm

What It Looks Like To Put Your Entire Body In Virtual Reality

Set up three Kinect cameras in an equilateral triangle, use an Oculus Rift as a head-mounted display, merge all that with a virtual office environment and you got yourself your own 3D conference room... with some glitches. » 5/14/14 5:30am 5/14/14 5:30am